Mega Man might have the ability to change color when he uses the powers of his vanquished foes, but has he ever been able to change his shape? The latest gameplay trailer from Mighty No. 9 shows new, blue robot Beck morphing into new forms based on his weapon choice.
What powers can he adopt over the course of the game? The trailer shows him pulling out a bomb generated in his metallic skull, strapping a water tank to his back and a water valve jetting from his head, and of course, donning an obligatory ninja cowl. It’s purely an aesthetic difference, but it makes his powers more closely resemble recent Kirby games than Mega Man.
We also get our first look at two boss battles in which Beck takes on the frosty Mighty No. 2 and the heavily armed Mighty No. 5. These fights make my Mega Man nostalgia muscle tingle.
Outside of this new footage, we see a few clips we’ve already seen like the power of Beck’s dash attack, his female assistant Call in action, and a few struggles against elements like ice. Looks great, but I’m not sure if I dig the character model or not. I was expecting something with a lot more character in his face, like Toon Link. Hopefully this is just a placeholder for now, and they go back and give him a serious overhaul.
Mighty No. 9 is aiming for a release on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and PC.